The Schema is Still Mightier Than the Sword: Games+Cognition

The intersection of psychology and video games is gaining rapid momentum, and predicting player behavior is important to help make better games. This talk uses numerous examples from contemporary game design to demonstrate how mental frameworks, or schemas, can be directly applied to predict player behavior. Several fundamental aspects of cognitive science will be introduced, along with opportunities for audiences to "test" their own schema frameworks for encoding, memory, and decision making.


Vanessa Hemovich